Kerala

Advisory Board:

  • Prof.Babu Joseph
  • Sri. P.Radhakrishnan
  • Sri. Arul Jerald Prakash
  • Prof. C.P.Aravindakshan
  • Dr.V.Venugopal
  • Dr. K.P.Sathish
  • Dr. Moncy V.John
  • Dr. Godfrey Louis
  • Prof. C.S.Menon

President : Dr. P.S. Babu
Vice President : Mr. Francis Kalathungal
Secretary : Prof.P.N.Thankachan
Treasurer : Mr.K.Sivankutti
Secretariat Members: Dr.P.P.Rajeevan, Mr.Benny Joseph, Prof.K.P.Saji, Dr.K.Hariprasad.

Executive Members:
Shaji Albert, P.S.Gopakumar (Trivandrum), Tennyson, P.P.Prasanth (Kollam), Vidya.R.Sekhar (Pathanamthitta), P.G.Sasikumar (Kottayam), P.P.Abraham, P.P.Sajeevkumar, K.S.Harikumar (Ernakulam), K.M.Beevi (Palakkad), Dr.E.Sreekumaran, Sheeba (Kozhikode), P.K.Prabhash (Malappuram)

Council Members:
Dr.Prasannakumar, JyothishBabu, Shyju, Sivaprasad.K, Sujith (Trivandrum), M.S.Madhu (Pathanamthitta), Venugopal.V, Thomas P.Daniel, Kunjumon K.T, Aparna.R (Alappuzha), K.Thankappan, A.G. Sumeshkumar, A.N.Sudheesh (Kottayam), K.L.Eappachan (Idukki), P.C.Thankachan, Lasitha, T.C.Kamala, Akhil Murali, Anilkumar.K.S, Dennis Joseph (Ernakulam), A.V.Benny, Dr.Mukundan (Thrissur), P.Manikandan, A.Hazeena, A.Sajeena (Palakkad), T.T.Vasudevan (Malappuram), M.A.Pushpa (Wynad), Paul T.Samuel, Vivek.P.C (Kannur), Anoop John (Kasaragod).

State Chapter News

Webinar: ‘Viruses, Vaccines and the Race for a SARS-Cov-2 Vaccine’

Webinar: ‘Viruses, Vaccines and the Race for a SARS-Cov-2 Vaccine’

Speaker Dr. SubramaniM, former Professor, Vanderbilt University, USA

Date and time: July, 5, 2020, Sunday, 10 AM (IST)

We will be using ‘Zoom’ video conferencing software for this webinar. In addition there will be live-streaming of the webinar in the YouTube channel of Breakthrough Science Society.

To join the webinar in ‘Zoom’ click on the following link.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85491581021?pwd=VlgwNHRKMTdCVjBDOUU5VXVSQjBHUT09
Meeting ID: 854 9158 1021
Password: 419784

If you are not able to join the webinar using the above link for any reason you can participate in the webinar live in our YouTube channel as given below.
The webinar will be streamed live on the YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/BreakthroughScienceSociety. To participate, go to this channel and click on the video being streamed live (with the title: ‘Viruses, Vaccines and the Race for a SARS-Cov-2 vaccine’). You can write your question(s) on the YouTube chatbox. After the presentation, our moderator will pass these questions to the speaker for interaction.
We suggest you to subscribe to the above YouTube channel and press the notification bell. Then, you will immediately be notified once the webinar starts.

For more information: 8281185752, 9387224226, 8547883586, breakthroughkerala@gmail.com

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Breakthrough Science Society, Kerala chapter

Webinar: ‘Landslides in Kerala’ – Organised by BSS Kerala Chapter

Webinar: ‘A golden journey of light bending : From Eddington to the first image of a black hole’ – organised by BSS Kerala chapter

Webinar:

‘A golden journey of light bending : From Eddington to the first image of a black hole’

Speaker:
Prof. Ajit Kembhavi
Former Director, Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics, (IUCAA), Pune
.
Date and time: June 14, 2020, Sunday, 10.30 AM
For free registration: https://bit.ly/bssk146

For any clarification: 8547883586, 9349376236

Organised by
Breakthrough Science Society, Kerala chapter

‘Tropical Cyclone and Climate Change’ – World Environment Day webinar series – organised by BSS Trivandrum chapter

World Environment Day Webinar series:

Tropical Cyclone and Climate Change
Speaker: Dr. M. Govindan Kutty Associate Professor, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, Trivandrum.

Date and time: June 7, 2020, Sunday, 10.30 AM

Abstract: The severity of tropical cyclones has increased in recent decades. This has triggered speculation regarding its linkage to climate change. Do the global warming and climate change have any effect on tropical cyclones? The talk will address the science behind the genesis, growth, and dissipation of the giant whirlwind and its linkage to climate change. 

For free registration visit https://bit.ly/webinar7june
The URL for attending this webinar will be emailed to the registrants. 

Organised by

Breakthrough Science Society, Trivandrum chapter

Webinar: ‘Evolution of stars’ organised by BSS, Kollam chapter, Kerala

Breakthrough Science Society, Kollam chapter, Kerala organised a webinar titled ‘Evolution of stars‘ by Dr. K. Indulekha, Professor, School of Pure and Applied Physics, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam on May 21, 2020. Around 200 people participated in the webinar followed by interaction.

Webinar: ‘Covid-19 – A View from USA’ organised by BSS Ernakulam Chapter, Kerala

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Webinar on Lightning organised by BSS Trivandrum chapter

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Webinar: ‘Darwin, Huxley and Biology in 19th Century’ organised by BSS Kottayam chapter

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Webinar on ‘Origin and Evolution of the Moon’ organised by BSS, Kannur district chapter, Kerala

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BSS Kerala chapter – National Science Day Observance

BSS Kerala chapter organised extensive programs in almost all the districts in the state to observe the National Science Day. Reports from different districts follow.

Thiruvananthapuram

Feb 21: As part of National Science Day lecture series, Dr Luis Sanchez Munoz, National Museum of Natural Sciences, Madrid, Spain presented a lecture titled “Meteorites: rocks and minerals from outer space” at Priyadarsini planatarium.

Feb 28: Dr Sasikumar, former scientist CESS, Trivandrum gave a talk on “Scientific temper” at eswara Chandra Samskarika Kendram, Thiruvananthapuram.


Feb 28: Dr Sarita Vig, Dept of Earth Sciences, IIST, Trivandrum gave a talk on “Role of women in understanding the fundamental properties of stars” at the Science day program jointly organised by the Dept of Geology, Kerala University and BSS.

KOTTAYAM

Feb 21: A ppt presentation depicting the contributions and life struggles of great scientists in the world and particularly the women scientists from India and abroad was  made at the MT Seminary school Kottayam. Bhadra Gopi and P G Sasikumar conducted the program.

Feb 27: A seminar and a session of ‘Learning science through experiments’ was organised  at MYMA English Medium School, Kanjirappally. K  K Raveendran, P G Sasikumar, Vidya R Sekhar, Amalraj  and Raju Vattappara, conducted the discussions and demonstrations.

Feb 26:  BSS and the Dept. of Physics, KE College Mannanam organised a discussion on the importance of the science day and the contributions and life struggles of scientists, particularly the women scientists from India at Govt, HSS, Arppookara.

Feb27: A discussion on the contributions and life struggles of scientists, particularly the women scientists from India was held at Govt. HSS, Kudamaloor. Dr Jaiby, Dept of Physics, KE College, Mannanam, P N Thankachan and  four PG students of K E College  conducted the program.

Feb 28: A sky watch program was organized at CMS LP School,  Kadamury. Binoy P Johny ,P G Sasikumar, K K Raveendran conducted the program

Feb 28:  A science exhibition was organized at NSS College, Vazhoor.  P G Sasikumar, T V Saji and  Binoy P Johny demonstrated various experiments.

Feb.28: National  Science  Day observed at Devivilasam School  Parambuzha, near Kottayam.  A team from BSS including Ananthakrishnan, Bhadra Gopi, Parvathy, and Yadukrishnan conducted  the program

Feb.28: National  Science  Day observation program was  organized  by ‘Samgramam’  the cultural wing of Kerala  Gazatted Officers Association at RIT Pampady. Dr R Sasikumar, Director  CAPE, inaugurated  the program. Prof P. N. Thankachan, Secretary, BSS, Kerala was the main speaker. This was followed by a sky watch program.

Sky watch program at RIT Pampady, Kottayam

Feb 28: A quiz competition was organised by JCI Kottayam  South and Galileo Science Centre at MT Seminary  School  Kottayam. Prof P N Thankachan  and Bhadra Gopi conducted the program.  Dennis Samuel, President JCI Kottayam South, Head Master Jacob Abraham, P S Sreshkumar, Yadukrishnan and Bharath Nair spoke on the occasion.

ERNAKULAM

FEB 28:National Science Day was observed with a Sky watch program at Millupadi Aluva. Galileo Science Club organized the program. K S Harikumar, P P Sajeevkumar. A G Lasitha, Saketh M, S Arya Anand and Jithin Krishna  conducted the program.

February 29: Sky watch at and astronomy class was organised at Kuthiathodu Lourdes Fathima Church. Fr Pious inaugurated the program. Prof. Francis Kalathungal, P P Abraham and P C Thankachan conducted the class and sky watch program.

March 3: A talk on ‘Women in Science ‘ was organised in Al Ameen College,  Aluva. Mr K S Harikumar, BSS State executive committee member addressed the students.

March 5: An astronomy class and sky watch program was organised in  Cochin college. Francis K, Harikumar K S, Sajeev kumar P P and Thankachan P C conducted the class and sky watch program.

TRISSUR

February 25: National Science Day  was observed in Kerala Varma College, Trissur. Dr Babu P S, President, BSS Kerala spoke on the development of science in India, particularly during the renaissance movement and on the contributions of women scientists from India. Dr Sheenaja, HoD, Zoology, also addressed the students. 

WAYANAD

February 28: National Science Day was observed in Govt. HSS, Odappalam, Near Sultan Bathery.

ALAPPUZHA

Feb28: A discussion and sky watch program was organized by Punthala Yuvajana Vedi  Amplappuzha. Dr Hariprasad , Mr K  Sivankutty, Mr  M Muralidharan and G Balraj conducted the discussion and sky watch.

KOZHIKODE

February 28: National Science Day was celebrated jointly by BSS and the Regional Science Centre and Planetarium, Kozhikode. Dr Reshmi L , IIST, Trivandrum delivered a talk “The unknown universe: Fast radio bursts”.

Mr. Manas Bagchi , Director, Regional Science Centre and Planetarium (RSCP) delivering inaugural address.

Feb 28: National Science Day was celebrated at Providence Women’s College, Kozhikode. The program was jointly organised by the Dept of Physics and Breakthrough Science Society. Dr Reshmi L, faculty member, IIST, Trivandrum presented a lecture titled “Pride and prejudice: the evolving story of women scientists”.